Japanese Word Entry

餓死寸前
Kana:がしすんぜん
Romaji:gashisunzen
Definition: being on the verge of starvation, being about to starve

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Chinese characters used in this word

starve, hungry, thirst, greedy for, hunger
Readings
Mandarin: ㄜˋ (è)
Cantonese: ngo6
Japanese: ガ (ga) / う.える (ueru)
Korean: 아 (a)
Vietnamese: ngạ
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: 饿

death, die, dead
Readings
Mandarin: ㄙˇ (sǐ)
Cantonese: sei2, si2
Japanese: シ (shi) / し.ぬ (shinu)、 し.に- (shini-)
Korean: 사 (sa)
Vietnamese: tử, phơi

measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little, small, inch, tiny, KangXi radical 41
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄨㄣˋ (cùn), ㄘㄨㄣˇ (cǔn)
Cantonese: cyun3
Japanese: スン (sun)、 ソン (son) / はかる (hakaru)、 とき (toki)、 き (ki)
Korean: 촌 (chon)
Vietnamese: thốn

in front, before, forward, preceding
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄢˊ (qián), ㄐㄧㄢˇ (jiǎn)
Cantonese: cin4
Japanese: ゼン (zen)、 セン (sen) / まえ (mae)、 -まえ (-mae)、 すすむ (susumu)
Korean: 전 (jeon)
Vietnamese: tiền